Incident Summary:

03/14/2017: Assailants shot and killed Khanas, a tribal elder and electoral delegate, in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703140012

When:
2017-03-14

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bakara Market, in the Hawl Wadag neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Somali Electoral College
Specific Description Electoral Delegate: Khanas
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Pistols were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 14 March 2017," Summary, March 15, 2017."
"Gunmen Kill Somali Elder Involved in Election," AllAfrica.com, March 14, 2017."